It’s full speed ahead for NBC’s new singing competition, The Voice.
We told you all about Tuesday’s battle rounds and now we’re pumped to see what the other contestants bring to the table next week.
One of the things we love most about The Voice is its strong connection to social media.
The coaches give us their personal opinions about each performance via Twitter and they even flash trending topics on the screen during the show.
That’s all due in part V-Correspondent Alison Haislip.
Carson brought his fellow co-worker on the morning show today to talk about her involvement on the hit show!
You may recognize Alison from her work on G4’s Attack of the Show.
She was born and raised in New Jersey and headed off to Boston College to study theater.
After graduating, she packed up and moved west to Los Angeles to get her big break, but the story of how Alison got discovered is more unique than most:
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On The Voice, it’s Alison’s job to share every little nugget of knowledge about the show. She’s like our exclusive backstage pass!
This real-time interaction with social networking is somewhat new territory for network television, but that doesn’t intimidate Alison:
I got thrown right into it. I didn’t really know what to expect and I think NBC didn’t really know what to expect and we’ve just been putting out so much content.
She hangs with the contestants in their hotel rooms, chats up coaches [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Christina Aguilera[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Adam Levine[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Cee Lo Green[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Blake Shelton[/lastfm] and she even gets the inside scoop on the band and wardrobe.
Then Alison gets to work blogging, posting videos and live tweeting during the show each week.Vodpod videos no longer available.
One of this week’s battles between Niki and Vicci got Alison all fired up this morning:
I hope Cee Lo is still kicking himself over this one because either one of these girls could have potentially won the show! I actually know that Cee Lo had a strategy going into the battle rounds and he partnered up everyone on his team who had similar voices…but obviously that backfired on this one.
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Of course Carson to settle one important issue, who’s Alison’s favorite coach? It’s time to pick sides!
I had to warm up to Blake, but I think Blake is now my favorite…and he and I have tweeting battles with eachother!
Once the live shows start up, Alison will be stationed in the V-Room. After each performance, each contestant will sit down with her and she’ll show them how people are reacting on Twitter and Facebook in real-time.
Follow Alison Haislip: @alisonhaislip